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by ZBBYLW
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Diamond Vs Cessna Flight Training
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: Diamond Vs Cessna Flight Training

If you can find a school that has a Citabria or another tail dragger that would be your best way to becoming a better pilot.
by ZBBYLW
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Clearing Engine During Practice Forced Approach
Replies: 16
Views: 987

Re: Clearing Engine During Practice Forced Approach

Guess he or she had selected a good field and set up well for it.
by ZBBYLW
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Interim bid out
Replies: 43
Views: 7456

Re: Interim bid out

WB FO, even junior isn't bad at all. But a new hire at the bottom would move up that list very slow as senior guys drop in. I beg to differ. I think being very junior ML WB FO is one of the worse jobs we have. The only thing that makes it palatable is either formula pay, or SJS (for those select pi...
by ZBBYLW
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airlines and living in Newfoundland
Replies: 6
Views: 1769

Re: Airlines and living in Newfoundland

Definitely a sizeable number commute out of YYT and a small handful out of YDF this is at AC.

Commuting sucks, but some guys make it work.
by ZBBYLW
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is Top Gun going to glamorize things next year?
Replies: 16
Views: 2802

Re: Is Top Gun going to glamorize things next year?

I anticipate a huge increase in volleyball sales.
by ZBBYLW
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Living near YYZ/YTZ
Replies: 13
Views: 1944

Re: Living near YYZ/YTZ

So it is basically not possible to own a house until you are in your 30s if you base out of yyz/ytz (porter)? AC is not much better. FOs I've flown with have been getting by via various means. Some have partners that work. Some budgeted for this at their old job. Many older FOs are from the PML so ...
by ZBBYLW
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Living near YYZ/YTZ
Replies: 13
Views: 1944

Re: Living near YYZ/YTZ

AC is not much better. FOs I've flown with have been getting by via various means. Some have partners that work. Some budgeted for this at their old job. Many older FOs are from the PML so they got their top up. Some live with parents. Some have roommates and are extremely frugal. One has confessed ...
by ZBBYLW
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Hi-Fly A340 Fuel Jettison During Landing MCO
Replies: 5
Views: 2150

Re: Hi-Fly A340 Fuel Jettison During Landing MCO

Hey Eric, does it use vacuum/pressure to suck or push out the fuel or is there an actual pump to pump out the fuel? Based on the fact its still pissing away on landing I guess it may be a pump.
by ZBBYLW
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1371
Views: 351644

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Victory wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:16 am
He thinks he's going to be the Captain. :lol:
If I'm not, even better - free beer! Hope that is a thing at AT.
by ZBBYLW
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1371
Views: 351644

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I hope any AT guys don't get too worried. There are many of us at AC that will be happy to have you're experience join us in the flight deck. I don't get too wrapped up with work and the chips will fall where they do. Lets keep the politics to managment. Look forward to buying the beer on any layove...
by ZBBYLW
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13422

Re: Who will bid the A220?

Going to be a mixed bag... some senior EMB guys for sure... lots of junior ish NB C are interested. Id take the pay cut it does <12 days of work reliably at what ever seniority % I can hold... otherwise just enjoy rouge for now.
by ZBBYLW
Tue May 14, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Working at Air Canada if you don't drink
Replies: 11
Views: 3430

Re: Working at Air Canada if you don't drink

Some guys go and get pissed on long layovers and others excercise and head out for a run or hike in the AM the next morning not feeling like a pile of piss and some others keep to themselves. While I do drink socially, often I am more keen to wake up early and get some fresh air. Ive never felt bad ...
by ZBBYLW
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Maximum important headset advice!
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: Maximum important headset advice!

Take a look at the clarity alofts. I have flown with them in various small airplanes including noisy Harvard, C185 and Pitts, metro (very noisy) and an airbus and they are very comfortable and quiet. No batteries required (no ANR). I have had mine for about 10 years and over 7000 hours. Only issue w...
by ZBBYLW
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Possibly returning to Canada
Replies: 23
Views: 2774

Re: Possibly returning to Canada

If I recall correctly that DC10 job was 110k a year, so not worth the time.

I agree as above. There are a few contract jobs that cab work you out of YVR. May be your best bet.
by ZBBYLW
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New Arbitrated Contract
Replies: 123
Views: 18167

Re: New Arbitrated Contract

I think a lot ACPA guys/gals just reversed their opinion on merging with ALPA..... Yes and no. It does seem that in hindsight going for the strike may have made sense and the arbitration seemed to have been a bad choice. Don't underestimate the dissatisfaction with ACPA leadership though. The YYZ L...
by ZBBYLW
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Death of Paper Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 2568

Re: Death of Paper Maps?

At work we have an ipad with Jepps all loaded up plus slme otger handy apps.

When I am flying for fun I am pretty old school, yes I use a GPS if available but i primarily reference paper VNC or VTAs as well as a CFS. I dont do any IFR flying for fun so no need for any approach plates.
by ZBBYLW
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Uniform question
Replies: 23
Views: 3659

Re: Uniform question

The uniforms are peices of sh¡t. The less time in them the better. The VF uniform, while still a bulk purchased uniform was okay. Unysync is terrible, with worse customer service.
by ZBBYLW
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cannabis Policy ???
Replies: 125
Views: 16629

Re: Cannabis Policy ???

TC will have to come up with a rule, too many PPLs bombing around, something will have to be published I would hope. AC is also in a tough position possibly more with ramp personal in a safety position without a license but will be interesting to see.
by ZBBYLW
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airbus VS Boeing
Replies: 46
Views: 3922

Re: Airbus VS Boeing

I fly an Airbus in Canada and my airline encourages hand flying in thr FOM. I encourage my FOs to fly with what ever level of automation they feel is right. Sadly some of them have thanked me after as they feel most times when they want to hand fly they are a burden to their parter so for me to ment...
by ZBBYLW
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 436 Vacancies Until Summer 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 14727

Re: 436 Vacancies Until Summer 2019

That's not true almost all overtime at rouge is 2.5x. Not true? What I said was exactly true. Almost all? Hardly. What I said is exactly true... plenty of VO being done at 1.5. Whatever peoples motives, or whether I agree it's irrelevant.... I just call it like I see it... OT, Draft, whatever... bu...
by ZBBYLW
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 436 Vacancies Until Summer 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 14727

Re: 436 Vacancies Until Summer 2019

Problem at the LCC is many won't wait for draft and go to work for 1.5x pay only, scooping your chance at 2.5x... and the awards aren't very transparent. OT at mainline pays the 1.5x if you are working a full block, + another .5 if you're over 85 hours, so mostly at double time... FWIW. I don't see...
by ZBBYLW
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is the trainer you fly and start with important to an career in aviation?
Replies: 49
Views: 3148

Re: Does the trainer you start with important?

Like others have said if you want to become the best pilot you can:

Find a good experienced instructor.
Fly as frequently as possible.
Do your PPL on a tailwheel if possible.
Once you're done your PPL fly all the types you can get your hands on.
Avoid glass as long as possible.
by ZBBYLW
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Everyday at WJ : union busting
Replies: 136
Views: 29119

Re: Everyday at WJ : union busting

Ahh, I see what you did there. You went to the "take home pay". Well, if we're playing that game, I didn't take home $387,000 in 2017. Another point, how long have you been flying for WJ, and how many failed airlines do you have in your past? I'm on my 4th airline (not my choice) and I've been here...
by ZBBYLW
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up
Replies: 81
Views: 19245

Re: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up

At both Rouge and Mainline its 12 years with the company.

Not sure how FOs are at WS and Sunwing etc but at Rouge on the airbus I made 140k at year 5 for 2017. That's with some OT but still a pretty good work life balance. Some FOs can make more than that if you're willing to work more days.
by ZBBYLW
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up
Replies: 81
Views: 19245

Re: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up

Rouge is about 205 an hour. No overseas, no Nav pay at Rouge.

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